BE PRESENT REGIONAL ORGANIZING CORE GROUPS – Community Action
SUPPORTING LEADERSHIP IN LOCAL COMMUNITIES
One of Be Present, Inc.’s central tenets is the importance of developing leadership and systems of support locally and to connect local communities to a vibrant regional and national network engaged in the work of social justice. We recognize and honor the important work that is happening in many communities throughout the country and offer the Be Present Empowerment Model as a tool for dialogue, learning and practice in addressing the impact of race, gender, class and power issues on personal and collective well-being, effectiveness and sustainability.
SUSTAINING LEADERSHIP IN NATIONAL NETWORK
Be Present, Inc. has four established Regional Organizing Core Groups – Atlanta in the South; New York/New Jersey in the Northeast; and San Francisco Bay Area and Santa Cruz in the West. Emerging network areas include Reno/Tahoe, Denver/Boulder and Los Angeles in the West; Seattle and Portland in the Pacific Northwest; Chicago in the Midwest; and Washington, DC in the Northeast.
Regional Organizing Core Group members receive intensive facilitators’ training to strengthen their leadership skills and work through organizational issues and group dynamics while organizing events and building partnerships in their local communities. Additionally, Regional Organizing Core Group members come together on an annual basis for a National Network Leadership Convening to receive the next level of training, share best practices and develop strategies for next steps.
ESTABLISHED REGIONAL ORGANIZING CORE GROUPS
Each Core Group conducts monthly meetings in order to plan local events that bring the work of Be Present to the people in the area. They also hold monthly Developer Meetings that introduce and support women, girls, men, and boys to effectively begin and continue to participate in peer-led support groups using the Be Present Empowerment Model. The Developer Meeting is a great playground for practicing the Be Present Empowerment Model. All are welcome to attend.
Please contact the appropriate Regional Core Group for information on dates and times.
Atlanta Sisters & Allies (404) 296-4000 or email@example.com
New York/ New Jersey Sisters & Allies (917) 722-7718 or firstname.lastname@example.org
San Francisco Bay Area Sisters & Allies (510) 755-7218 or email@example.com
For information about emerging regions contact Be Present at (404) 296-4000 or firstname.lastname@example.org